Editor’s note: thank you to Dee Clark for supplying this clear and concise example letter for sending to press editors! (cross-posted from the Texas Tenth Amendment Center) Read on…
When our federal government forces an individual to participate in a healthcare program under which access to care, and decisions about treatment, are controlled by the government, it is infringing upon that person’s “inalienable rights” – taking control of his/her Life, limiting his/her Liberty, and restricting his/her Pursuit of Happiness. That is a direct violation of the Bill of Rights, which was written to prevent that very infringement.
In addition, the Constitution states that all powers not specifically given to the federal government remain in the hands of the People, and the States. No part of the Constitution specifically give the federal government the power to control healthcare, so the current administration is over-stepping the limits of its Constitutional authority.
Our Founders worded the Constitution so that it could be understood by all Americans. Since the current administration is made up of well-educated people, I must assume that they do understand it – and that their violation of its constraints is deliberate.
And that is why Obama’s healthcare mandates must be opposed and nullified as quickly as possible. This is abetrayal of our nation – and our People – that cannot, and must not, be allowed to stand.
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